Gyula Zsivótzky

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The native form of this personal name is Zsivótzky Gyula. This article uses the Western name order.
Gyula Zsivótzky
Personal information
Born February 25, 1937
Died September 29, 2007

Gyula Zsivótzky (February 25, 1937 – September 29, 2007) was a Hungarian athlete who competed in hammer throw. Born in Budapest, he won two Olympic silver medals and one gold medal.

One of his sons is decathlete Attila Zsivoczky. The other is former football player Gyula Zsivóczky Jr..

Zsivótzky was elected Hungarian Sportsman of the Year in 1965 after winning at the Summer Universiade and in 1968 for his Olympic gold medal.

Gyula Zsivótzky died in his native Budapest from cancer, aged 70.

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Records
Preceded by
United States Harold Connolly
Men's Hammer World Record Holder
September 4, 1965 – June 15, 1969
Succeeded by
Soviet Union Romuald Klim
Awards
Preceded by
Ferenc Török
Hungarian Sportsman of The Year
1965
Succeeded by
András Balczó
Preceded by
István Kozma
Hungarian Sportsman of The Year
1968
Succeeded by
András Balczó